How to Add Someone on Discord

Find your friends and create groups on the chat app for gamers

Discord is a popular, free voice and text chat app for gamers. To make the most of this communication app for gamers, add your friends to it. There are several ways to add people on Discord, including from their profile and by using search.

These instructions show how to add friends on Discord using the desktop web browser version of the Discord server dashboard. While the Discord app is available for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux devices, instructions for the web browser version should be enough to cover how to add friends on Discord, regardless of your operating system.

How to Add People on Discord: Discord User Search

The fastest way to add people on Discord is to search for your friends using their Discord user tag.

  1. Log in to your Discord account from the Discord app web browser login screen.

  2. From the Home screen on your Discord account's dashboard page, select Friends, located on the left side of the screen. The Friends menu opens on the right side of the screen.

    Friends tab in Discord
  3. At the top of the menu, select Add Friends. This opens a window containing a large search box in which you can search for your friends by their username, also known as a DiscordTag.

    Add Friend button in Discord
  4. In the large search box, enter the DiscordTag of the person you want to add. When you finish typing, select Send Friend Request, located at the end of the search box.

    Send Friend Request button in Discord

    The DiscordTag consists of a case-sensitive username, a pound sign (#), and your friend's 4-digit DiscordTag number.

How to Add Friends on Discord: Add Using Their Profile

If you didn't find your friends using search, add people using their Discord profile, but some caveats apply.

This method doesn't allow you to add a friend from their profile if they aren't part of your Discord server or you aren't joined to their server. You must have at least one server in common, preferably your server.

  1. Log in to your Discord app account from the web browser login web page.

  2. From your account's dashboard screen, on the left side of the screen, select your profile icon, which is located beneath the Home screen icon (the Discord logo).

    Discord logo icon for Profile acces
  3. Selecting your profile icon opens your server's dashboard. On the right side of this screen is your chat list. The person you want to add as a friend on Discord should be listed on this chat list. Right-click the person's name, then select Profile.

    Profile menu item in Discord
  4. A small, black dialog box appears, showing your friend's profile summary. Select Send Friend Request.

    Send Friend Request button from Discord profile page

How to Add People on Discord: One-Click Adds

You can also add someone on Discord if you've been in a chat with them before. It's a fast way to get connected to people you already talk to.

  1. Log in to your Discord account via the web browser login web page.

  2. Select your profile icon, located on the left side of the screen, under the Home icon.

    Profile icon in Discord
  3. Go to your chat list, located on the right side of the screen. Right-click the person in your chat list you want to add.

  4. From the menu that appears, select Add Friend.

    Add Friend in menu on Discord
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